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Chapter 4: Working on the Mac Desktop > Create Smart Folders

Create Smart Folders

A smart folder is smart because instead of manually placing items within it, you define a set of search criteria, and the items that meet those search criteria are placed within the folder automatically.

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For example, you can create a smart folder for a specific project that includes a key phrase that is part of all the file and folder names related to that project. Whenever you create a folder or file whose name includes that phrase, it is included in the project’s folder automatically. Each time you open the smart folder, you see all of the files and folders that currently meet its criteria, such as being associated with the project.

Create Smart Folders

001 With the Finder active, click File and then choose New Smart Folder, or press opt.eps+cmd.eps+n.eps, to open a new smart folder window.


  

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